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Food and Beverage Grant Online Application

Application Terms & Agreements

By completing this application, the applicant accepts the following terms:

  1. All of the information set forth in the Application is true and correct.
  2. The Grantee and/or the person signing below has the authority or right to sign this formal application and agree to its terms.
  3. The applicant is and will remain, in compliance with the laws of the Federal Government and the State of Maryland and its political subdivisions, including all laws prohibiting discrimination.
  4. If any information or certification in the Application or any attachments to the Application are false or materially misleading, the Grantee shall repay any awarded grant funds back to Washington County, MD in the full amount.
  5. By submitting this application, you agree to be listed in the Washington County, MD Department of Business Development’s Business & Industry Directory, and be part of its distribution lists.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Must own, rent, or lease a permanent food and/or beverage service location  in Washington County, MD (non-profit organizations, commissaries, food banks, groceries,  farmers markets, mobile food service, vending machines, home kitchens, etc. are not eligible).
  2. Businesses must have a current Washington County, MD business license, and the business must be in good standing with Washington County, MD Government and with the State of Maryland on Maryland Business Express without outstanding taxes, fees, or other charges, and registered with the state, if required by law.
  3. Demonstrate operational expenses or purchases via documentation and written narrative incurred due to COVID-19.
  4. Must currently be in operation.
  5. Eligible expenses may include the following:
    • Working capital, such as rent, payroll, and job training;
    • Purchase of equipment and services to expand outdoor dining, such as tents, heaters, warmers, and carts;
    • Infrastructure improvements, such as HVAC system upgrades, technology for carryout and delivery;
    • Purchase of PPE
    • Disposable food containers or utensils
    • Sanitation services; and
    • Any other costs to sustain your business
  6. The maximum award amount for this grant may be up to $12,000 per applicant.
Download resources for this application

Business Eligibility

Washington County, MD shall give priority to applicants who have not received prior funding from the Maryland COVID-19 Business Loan or Grant Program(s), or the Washington County, MD Restaurant Relief – Round 1 or 2 Grant Program(s).

One of your answers does not meet eligibility requirements for this grant. You will not be able to submit your application

Business Information

Business Contact

Business Need

Business Documentation

Please provide required documentation in JPG, PNG, or PDF format

Requirements:

  • Must be in "Good Standing or "Active" status
  • JPG, PNG, or PDF only
  • Max Size 5MB each
  • Max 3 Files

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Agreement & Signature

I/We hereby certify that I/we have read and understand the information contained in the Application and meet the eligibility guidelines for the program. I/we have willing intentions to continue operating my/our business for at least the next 12 months, subject to further guidelines from the Maryland Governor and accompanying Governors Order(s). I/we also certify that the above information is true and correct and understand that any misinformation submitted or omitted could result in the dismissal of this request for program assistance. I/we understand that this application does not guarantee assistance and all eligibility guidelines, terms, and conditions must be met in order to receive benefits. Applicant acknowledges that “confidential commercial information” and “confidential financial information” submitted with or on this Application Form are entitled to protection under the Maryland Public Information Act (the “Act”). The County shall produce this Application (and any attachments thereto) to third parties only in accordance with the Act and cases construing the same.

Applicants must comply with all conditions indicated on their application form and there may be additional supporting documentation requested by the review team at any time during the process. All eligible grantees receiving an Eligible Grant will be required to (i) maintain records evidencing compliance with the requirements of the Eligible Grant for a period of five (5) years from the date of the Eligible Grant, and (ii) permit any duly authorized representative of the Department or the State to inspect and audit all records and documents of the eligible grantee relating to the Eligible Grant.

If the application has been approved, the applicant will receive an award notification letter which will serve as the grant agreement document. Signing the grant application and depositing or negotiating the grant award check indicates Applicant’s acceptance of all grant terms and conditions. The Applicant further agrees to provide any additional documents that may be need in the future if an audit is required. If an audit determines that grant funds were used for an ineligible, impermissible, or disallowed purpose, the recipient acknowledges that recipient is liable to and must reimburse the County in the amount of the grant funds used for an ineligible, impermissible, or disallowed purpose.

By signing below, I certify that the information above is true and correct, I agree to comply with the program requirements and eligibility as described in the above Online Sales and Teleworking Eligibility Criteria and Application, and I understand that if my application is approved, failure to comply with said terms and conditions will result in termination of the Grant Award letter.

Demographic Information

This information is for gathering statistical data only. This form will be separated from the application and the information provided in it will not be part of the application approval process. Furnishing this information is voluntary; failure to do so will have no effect on the approval of the requested financial assistance.

If the applicant provides the requested financial assistance to another recipient, e.g., facility user or borrower, “Respondent” should be the recipient of the financial assistance.

Please make sure you have provided the following items before submitting your application:

  • Completed Vendor Form
  • Completed W-9 Form
  • Completed and Signed Application
  • Demographic Questions (optional)

Be in good standing with Washington County, MD and the State of Maryland (Provide Documentation):

  • Provide a PDF or screen shot, etc.
    • Cannot be a draft or forfeited
    • Must be in "Good Standing" or in "Active" status.
Demonstrated Need for Assistance (Required):
  • Profit and Loss statements for the most recent three months
  • 2020 Tax Return (or most recent available)
  • Written Narrative

    • Additional financial information and/or financial statements may be requested and required.

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